This is a combination of SHNID 28716 and an MP3 source of this medley, presumably from
the vault master reels. The MP3 source was released on 5/14/07 as part of David Lemieux's
Tapers Section series at dead.net. The MP3 source was publicly available as a downloadable
file for a short period of time, but I no longer have a copy of it. I put this together
for a party I threw in August of '07, and I am working from memory as to its details.
The MP3 source provides a little tuning and the first few notes of New Speedway Boogie,
which are missing from all soundboard sources for this date. It also supplies the applause,
and the show-ending comments from the stage, including an uncharacteristic outburst from a
band member. I can't say for sure, but I'm almost positive that member was Phil. A friend
of mine was at this show, and the next time I see him, I intend to ask him what might have
prompted it. If anybody who reads this was there and knows, please contact me. It certainly
puts the energy and intensity of what came before in a different perspective.
Oddly, the MP3 source (purportedly from the vault reel) contained a quite noticeable cut
in Not Fade Away. While I never got around to a note-by-note comparison of the MP3 source
and 28716, the NFA from 28716 seems to be intact, or has been repaired in a way that I can
neither hear, nor see in an audio editor.
Also, I seem to recall fixing a brief vocal digisnit in the opening segment of NSB. I wish
I could provide exact details, but I didn't think I was working for posterity at the time.
This show has always stood in the shadow of the Fillmore East gig the following night. In
my opinion, it more than holds it own with 5/15, and the portion included here is simply
spectacular. It definitely gets my vote for Best Lovelight Ever. I am happy to present this
in a relatively complete form.
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